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Armenian FM briefs top U.S. official on recent ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan

12-01-2022, 07:35 Armenia » Foreign Policy
Armenian FM briefs top U.S. official on recent ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan

12 January 2022, 07:35 - NovostiNK
Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan briefed U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried on the recent ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan in a phone call on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry reported.

Mirzoyan highlighted the need for measures to reduce border tensions. The officials stressed the need for a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship format, as well as the need for a full resumption of its activity.

Mirzoyan and Donfried also discussed humanitarian issues requiring urgent solutions.

The Armenian minister stressed the importance of the statement of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs of the U.S. Department of State regarding the release of prisoners of war, clarification of the fate of the missing persons and the exchange of the remains.

The sides also touched upon the Armenian-Turkish dialogue.

During the telephone conversation, the officials also discussed the situation in Kazakhstan. Mirzoyan presented Armenia’s position on the issue.

The sides also congratulated each other on the 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and expressed satisfaction with the dynamics of the Armenian-American dialogue, based on common values – democracy, rule of law and protection of human rights.



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